Interview | Electronic gaming old boy Liu Xuexiang: I feel uncomfortable thinking that one day I will not play

Interview | Electronic gaming old boy Liu Xuexiang: I feel uncomfortable thinking that one day I will not play
28-year-old Liu Xuexiang still insists on the professional field.Photo courtesy of QGhappy Club met Liu Xuexiang in the background of the stadium, even if he was not a familiar staff member, he would smile.In the sauna, before the night network interview, Liu Xuexiang (ID: 770) walked in and asked Ju Ju at 90 degrees.Liu Xuexiang said that this is a habit developed during training in South Korea.An 8-year esports career has witnessed the rise and fall of many games.Having won the championship and worked as a coach, the 28-year-old senior Liu Xuexiang still insists on the professional arena and never thought of giving up.On December 14, the finals of the Fall of the Kings Glory Professional League will start in Wuhan. This is the second time Liu Xuexiang has reached the finals.The championship is important to him, but the process along the way is even more important.Abandoning the monthly salary of tens of thousands of jobs is only for e-sports dreams because of the opening of a game room at home. Liu Xianxiang has once appeared in fashionable games.He has been very talented in the game since he was a child, and he will quickly get a good position in contact with new games.At the age of 19, Liu Xuexiang made sales in a steel company in his hometown of Taizhou, with a monthly salary of at least 10,000 or 20,000 yuan.During the day, Liu Xuexiang was tired of work, and at night he relied on games to bring some excitement of life.In 2010, Liu Xuexiang started teaming up with friends to play some offline games and also won the championship.In 2012, Beijing ‘s Jingshi team threw an olive branch to him, and Liu Xuexiang, who had dreamed of becoming a professional electric combatant, seriously thought about the way forward. “If you do n’t go to a career now, do n’t complete your dream, go to30 years old will definitely regret it.”After making up his mind, Liu Xuexiang left the easy life and became a member of the North Drifting Army despite the opposition of his family.The index of life and democracy in Beijing is very hard.A month’s salary is only two or three thousand yuan, a small three-bedroom house with a few people . But Liu Xuexiang never felt such a hard life, but enjoyed it.For 8 years, Liu Xuexiang’s career was not smooth.He has changed many items, from “League of Legends”, “Three Heroes” to “Heroes of Storm” to today’s “Glory of the King”, and also witnessed the decline of many games.When a game is hot, there are many clubs, but because of the low expansion of the game itself, after the “freshness” of the public, the game has fallen into a year or half a year, and some have disappeared directly.But Liu Xuexiang was not distressed.If one game is gone, you can also look for the next one, “As long as you want to be a professional player, you can play.”Liu Xuexiang has always adhered to the e-sports dream.Photo courtesy of QGhappy Club From “Storm Heroes” to “Glory of the King”, the project that Liu Xuexiang played the longest was “Storm Heroes”, which lasted for three years.In 2015, Liu Xuexiang came to the EDG club, and his income and life have improved. The monthly salary is six or seven thousand yuan. The club also has an exclusive training base and dormitory.At that time, the team won various championships in the country, and the results in the world are also good.Liu Xuexiang once thought that he would rely on “Storm Hero” to play a career in this life, but in the end this game still failed to persist.Teammate Guo Jiayi (ID: gemini) and others have switched careers, Liu Xuexiang is the team that sticks to the last.”At that time, I also wanted to change jobs, but I didn’t dare to change. The storm official gave me more than 10,000 guaranteed minimum wages. They were all entangled. If they switched to other games but couldn’t play careers, they couldn’t even get the basic salary.”Liu Xuexiang recalled.After playing the European Championships, the manager of the EDG club felt that Liu Xuexiang had the potential to be a coach, so he asked Abu, the head coach of the League of Legends, to learn how to coach.The half-year coaching career has not obliterated Liu Xuexiang’s desire to continue to be a professional player. In addition, the founder of the eStar team Sun Liwei has always been optimistic about Liu Xuexiang. During his six months as a coach, Sun Liwei lobbied him to continue to be a professional player.The sentence “let’s fight together, our team really needs you” touched Liu Xuexiang.Liu Xuexiang returned to the professional arena, won the gold finals championship in 2017, participated in the Summer World Championships, and then Liu Xuexiang completely bid farewell to “Storm Hero”.At that time, Sun Liwei hoped that Liu Xuexiang would transfer to “The Glory of the King”.But what Sun Liwei did not expect was that after him, another brother noticed Liu Xuexiang.Liu Xuexiang’s old teammate, Song Jize (ID: SK), who became the coach of the BA Black Pineapple team, played a big affection card. He asked Liu Xuexiang to go out to eat hot pot and tell his brother’s affection. After three or four dinners, Liu Xuexiang finally decided to join BA.With Liu Xuexiang’s blessings, BA scored soaring all the way. In 2018, he successfully entered the KPL (Chinese Kings Glory Professional League). After a year of battle, he shook the championship in the autumn finals.Liu Xuexiang and his teammates celebrate the victory.QGhappy Club returned to the KPL as a player and commander in the 2019 Spring Season roster. Liu Xuexiang was on the list next to him. After serious thinking, he decided to go to the Korean KZ team.Too.But I still want to play, if there is no such kind of run-in, it will be too much disconnected, so I would rather go to South Korea to keep myself in this competitive state.”In addition, South Korea’s e-sports industry is already very mature. At the beginning of 2019, Liu Xuexiang had the mentality to learn Korean e-sports culture and expedite South Korea.”It was really easy to press during that time,” he who had never learned Korean had to host in the team. The language was not available and he could only communicate with some simple words.The teammates are mainly Koreans, and the etiquette is different from the domestic. They should use honorifics when speaking, bow to the coach 90 degrees after the training, drink sideways and so on. Liu Xuexiang also made a lot of jokes during the six months.During the autumn transfer period, Liu Xuexiang returned to the KPL as expected, and he and Song Jize gathered in the QGhappy team, and the team was even more powerful because of them.Nowadays, Liu Xuexiang is both a player and a commander in the team, and plays the role of “old father” in his life.Promise (ID: snow) is now drinking with a cup of chrysanthemum tea every day.Half a year’s experience in South Korean games has made Liu Xuexiang pay more attention to the emotions of those around him.At the beginning of the season, team rookie Zhong Letian (ID: 1dao) had been very nervous before playing, and Liu Xuexiang had been talking about his game experience to make Zhong Lotian relaxed.In the post-match interview, professional players rarely introduce themselves first. Because Zhong Lotian is a newcomer, he is often asked by reporters to introduce himself. Liu Xuexiang is worried that Zhong Lotian will think more and will introduce himself first when answering reporter questions.Liu Xuexiang is seriously preparing for war.Photo courtesy of QGhappy Although there is no “generation gap” with young teammates, and I feel that I can still fight.But with the increase of age, Liu Xuexiang also thinks very clearly about the future, “The reason why I continue to play is really not for the championship.Many people think I have a regret to make up. In fact, I am really enjoying the process now, “Liu Xuexiang knows he can’t leave this stage.”Now I think that if one day I will not be able to play the game, my heart will be very uncomfortable.”But Liu Xuexiang has been aware of the challenges his age has brought him,” both his responsiveness and attention are declining.It used to be 0.The 5 second response may now take a second to respond.”The most common thing Liu Xuexiang said in the team was,” If you have any questions, please tell me. If it is because of the team I’m dragging on, you tell me that I can choose to retreat. “I hope our team wins, not that our team loses.”Sauna, Night Net Editor Liu Shujun Zhang Yunfeng Proofreading Liu Baoqing